Curriculum Achievements

Which Big Ideas, from BC's New Curriculum, can be achieved by using the Ocean Literacy Course?

Grade 7

  • Earth and its climate have changed over geological time
  • Evolution by natural selection provides an explanation for the diversity and survival of living things
  • Our personal digital identity forms part of our public identity
  • New experiences, both within and outside of school, expand our career skill set and options
  • Our attitudes toward careers are influenced by our view of ourselves as well as by our friends, family and community
  • Design can be responsive to identified needs
  • Geographic conditions shaped the emergence of civilizations

Grade 8

  • The theory of plate tectonics is the unifying theory that explains Earth's geological processes
  • Our career paths reflect the personal, community and educational choices we make
  • Thevalue of work in our lives, communities and society can be viewed from diverse perspectives
  • Design can be responsive to identified needs
  • Human and environmental factors shape changes in population and living standards

Grade 9

  • The biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them
  • Our career paths reflect the personal, community and educational choices we make
  • The value of work in our lives, communities and society can be viewed from diverse perspectives
  • Social, ethical and sustainability considerations impact design
  • The physical environment influences the nature of political, social and economic change